5 Day Blue Ice Cave, Snæfellsnes, Golden Circle & South Coast Tour

Come on a 5-day excursion with us to explore the most famous locations in the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes, Borgarfjörður and the South Coast. See our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacier and travel in a super jeep to a blue ice cave in it, and if nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.

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$1,512

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Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Small Group Experience
    • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
    • Ice cave tour via super jeep with safety equipment included
    • Glacier hiking tour
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Snæfellsnes

      Stop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350 Iceland
      This iconic narrow mountain has become the landmark of Snæfellsnes in recent years. It became famous after being presented as the “Arrowhead Mountain” on Game of Thrones. The erosive powers of the glaciers during the last ice age about 12,000 years ago gave this mountain its shape. Due to this unique look, it is one of the most photographed sights in Iceland and just across you will see the beautiful waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss which completes your perfect shot of the mountain.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Ytri Tunga Beach, Arnarstapi Iceland
      This tiny fishing village has picturesque coastal cliffs which derived from glowing magma hitting the wild waves of the Atlantic. Known in Iceland as the most beautiful harbor of the country. Thousands of years later erosion has formed beautiful stone arcs and a remarkable marine geyser. Enjoy a walk along the coastline while your guide tells you all about Bárður, half-man half-troll, and his misdeeds in the area. Ytri-Tunga is a sandy beach that has a little secret hidden away down by the sea, behind the farmhouses… a seal colony! Seals love to spend their time on the rocks of this beautiful beach. They are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks for you to spot them from a distance.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, 574 Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Hellnar 360 Iceland
      A beach of black volcanic sand and stones where for centuries Icelandic fishermen rowed out to the fertile fishing grounds of the Atlantic ocean. Still today we find the so-called “lifting stones” which fishermen of yore used to test out their strength and prove themselves worthy of the physically straining life of Atlantic rowboat fishing. You can try to lift them yourself! In 1948 a British fishing trawler stranded on the sand reefs of Djúpalónssandur. Five men perished while 14 were rescued by local rescue squads. The remains of the ship are still there, strewn across the beach as an eerie reminder of the awesome power of nature.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Búðakirkja, Garðsbrún 6, Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland
      Búðakirkja was built in 1703 and reconstructed in 1987 after a claim by a single member claimed to have it in its original state. It has a historical graveyard as well as a bell and chalice from the time the church was first built. The pure black black paint job and isolation of the church is the real attraction of the site.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Saxholl Crater, Route 574, Snaefellsbaer Iceland
      The volcanic crater has now been made accessible by an iron staircase giving you the option of hiking it. It is estimated to have erupted around 3,000 years ago, much of the surrounding landscape is the result of that eruption. Hiking up the stairs is not too challenging and gives you a 360°view of the fields and Snæfellsjökull glacier.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Borgarfjörður

      Day 2: Borgarfjörður

      Stop At: Barnafoss, Mooruvallavegur Möðruvellir 5, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd Iceland
      Barnafoss or Child waterfalls are a blue stream in a narrow ravine and a beautiful display of the raw nature in Iceland surrounded by the dark lave fields covered in soft moss
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Borgarfjörður, Hraunfossar Iceland
      Not far from there are you will find two very different but equally beautiful waterfalls, Hraunsfossar and Barnafoss. Hraunfossar are a series of streams rushing through dark lava fields
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Pass By: Hvalfjörður, Iceland
      Driving along side it you will reach Hvalfjörður fjords, the name of it translates to “whale fjord”. You will enjoy the features of the area, towering snow capped mountains and open fields. You will be able to see an old abandoned naval base, which was occupied by the British during WWII.

      After Hvalfjörður you will head on to Borgarfjörður, a region filled with historical heritage, Viking sailors reached land and settled there after leaving their homeland.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik

      Day 3: Golden Circle

      Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland
      The Geysir geothermal area hosts hundreds of colorful hot springs and two geysers, erupting hot springs. One is called “Geysir” and name giving for all the geysers in the world. Today, however, it erupts very seldom. The other geyser is called “Strokkur” and erupts every 5 minutes up to 40 meters.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland
      The melting water from Iceland´s second biggest glacier, Langjökull, falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjökull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland
      We visit the place where the two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, are moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. The biggest natural lake in Iceland is also located at Thingvellir National Park and hosts a great variety of fish and bird life. Thingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history. At Thingvellir Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 a.d. where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Efstidalur II, Bláskógabyggð, 801 Laugarvatn, Iceland
      A farm located in Iceland that has had the same owners since 1850. They focus on traditional Icelandic farming culture and make ice cream from the scratch themselves, amongst other things. You will be able to taste the ice cream yourself while watching the animals relaxing in the stable.
      Duration: 40 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in South Iceland

      Day 4: South Coast

      Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hvolsvollur 861 Iceland
      The adventure begins when we pick you up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the South. Our arrival is announced by the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic Instagram blockbuster!
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland
      Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge, a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views. See if you can count your steps on your way up.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull National Park 785 Iceland
      We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country, Vatnajökull. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on our safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes we hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena. Skaftafell area has been used as a filming location for many famous TV shows and films, such as Game of Thrones, Interstellar, James Bond, and others… Follow the steps of your favorite characters into the glacier!

      The journey continues with the blue ice cave exploration. The exciting hike to reach the cave will take a few minutes – we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankles and have hard sole. Iceland’s nature is dominated by glaciers and it is only possible to explore them with a certified guide and safety equipment. Your guide will share with you his expertise about the ice caves, allowing you to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon – spoiler alert… it will be blue.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in South East Iceland

      Day 5: South East Iceland

      Stop At: Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon, East Region
      Heading off day nr. 4 is Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats south. Try walking alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature. Before heading home we will board a super jeep and head to a blue ice cave from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland
      Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
      On the other side of the road the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the ocean. The black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes, sparkling like diamonds.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We offer pickup from most hotels and bus stops in Reykjavík central area. Pickup starts at 8:00 but can take up to 30 minutes to arrive.
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Near public transportation
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Troll Expeditions

    Activity ID: V-50287P37

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